Contributions to Proceedings:

A. Weiss, G. Hannibal:
"What makes people accept or reject companion robots? A research agenda";
in: "Proceedings of the 11th Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference", ACM, New York, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-4503-6390-7, 397 - 404.

English abstract:
Social companion robots are intentionally developed and designed
to support humans in useful tasks and to use social cues to establish
a relationship to the user. However, so far no social companion
robots existed outside of research labs to perform long-term studies
"in the wild", exploring how this relationship actually evolves over
time. In this paper we present the research agenda for such a study
using the soon commercially available BUDDY robot from Blue
Frog Robotics. We chose a sociological ethnographic approach with
eight households, methodologically mainly focusing on qualitative
data gathered through a series of household visits. For data analysis
we aim at extending the Domestic Robot Ecology (DRE), which
was originally developed based on ethnographic studies with
vacuum cleaning robots, and for data interpretation we base our
work on a newly proposed sociological framework, we call
everyday-life centered approach (ELCA).

Long-term human-robot interaction, field trial, technology acceptance

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